AIX 5.3 TL 12 : bind9 (IV68997)

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Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

CVE-2014-8500 ISC BIND 9.0.x through 9.8.x, 9.9.0 through 9.9.6, and
9.10.0 through 9.10.1 does not limit delegation chaining, which allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and
named crash) via a large or infinite number of referrals.

Please see following for more information :

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-8500

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/bind9_advisory7.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81502 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71590

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8500

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